My friend Niki recently visited her parents in Osoyoos, and she brought me a bunch of apples from a tree in their yard, which was very nice of her!
I decided to use a couple of them to make these mini apple pies.
My in house taste tester loves anything with apples and cinnamon so I knew they would be a hit!
What you need,
2-3 apples, diced into small pieces
2 tbsp. granulated sugar + more for topping
1 heaping tsp. of cinnamon
1 tbsp. butter, cold and diced into small pieces
12 tart shells, I bought mine
2 tbsp. heavy cream
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
Place your tart shells on a baking sheet.
In a bowl combine the chopped apples, sugar, cinnamon and cold butter. Fill the tart shells up to the top. I got 10; I used the 2 extra shells to make little cut outs for the tops of the pies. Just gently roll out the thawed tart shell and use a mini cutter to cut leaves or whatever you like.
Place the pastry tops on the pies and brush with a little cream and sprinkle with a bit of sugar.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and bubbly.
There you have it, mini apple pies. Serve as is, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! To die for!
Thanks for the apples Niki.